• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flower-gentle (Bot) A species of amaranth (Amarantus melancholicus).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flower-gentle A popular name for several cultivated species of Amarantus, and more particularly for A. tricolor, the foliage of which is brilliantly colored in yellow, green, and red; floramour.
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In literature:

You could not hear the gentle roar of the ocean, and what flowers there were, were in pots on the window-sills.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
As she did so a gentle warmth met her, along with a sweetness of flowers.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Glances which the haughty eyes of Rome threw sometimes gently and relentingly aside on man or woman, children or the flowers.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
A carpet of white rosebuds was thus formed, on which the body, still reclining upon its pillow of flowers, was gently lowered.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
The leaf-buds of the lilacs were swelling, and the flower-beds in the garden were gently upheaved, as if with the movements of invisible life.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
As the soft west wind moves along the perfumed meadows and gently kisses the tender flowers, so did it murmur around the ears of Faustus.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
You will reap the reward of your gentleness in flowers.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The sweet odours of the night-flowers blew gently against her cheeks.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
The flower seemed to quiver, and then swayed gently to and fro.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The gray of life hushes the Fading Flower into the kindly aunt, the patient nurse, the gentle friend of the poor.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
A gentle breeze wafted the sweet scented odors from the flower-decked fields, with their carpets of green.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
Ferns swayed gently in shaded nooks, and wild flowers nodded familiarly to each other.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
The gentle, friendly Fra Giovanni, in bare sandaled feet, coarse brown robe, and broad-brimmed straw hat, is walking among the flowers.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
No word can cut too keenly at the root of this iniquity; but let us deal gently with the mishandled flower.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
The gentle breeze breathing over the multitude was laden with the perfume of flowers.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
The gentle charm vouchsafed to flower and tree, bestowed on deer and dove, has not been denied to the human nursling.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
He would have turned back here, but she gently encouraged him to come with her and stand beside the flower-laden grave.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
The brothers had resolved that Linda should not miss her flower-beds and their gentle care even in bush-life.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Very gently he takes the little hand that holds the flower and keeps it in his own.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
Which gathered he first from the heavenly flower, when stricken Gently by prophecy, love all-subduing he felt.
"Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance." by Friedrich von Hardenberg

In poetry:

Our young and gentle friend, whose smile
Made brighter summer hours,
Amid the frosts of autumn time
Has left us with the flowers.
"Gone" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Meanwhile you, freaked nature's martyrs,
Honour's army, flower and weed,
Gentle ladies, wedded ladies,
See for you this fair one bleed.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith
You gave your beauty for an hour,
I held it gently as a flower.
You wished to leave me, told me so,--
I kissed your feet and let you go.
"Song Of Khan Zada" by Laurence Hope
To the gentle and blest,
Who hath come to her rest,
An offering meet
In season appears;
All beautiful and sweet
Flowers, nursed in tears.
"Her Epitaph." by Samuel Bamford
The flowers that from the earth do spring,
Like snow but short remain;
The gentle wind the blossoms bring,
Of flowers that deck the plain.
"The Seasons Of The Year Compared To the Life Of A Man" by Susannah Hawkins
Come, Little One, and sing to me
A song our big wide land to bless,
Around whose gentle parent-knee
We've twined the flowers of kindliness.
"Come, Sing Australian songs to me!" by John O Brien

In news:

Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower's gentle 'Blue Clouds'.
Ysidro Hidalgo -Tejada had a gentle touch that he applied to making dinner for his huge extended family, planting flowers, or taking care of his 90-year-old diabetic mother when he visited his native Dominican Republic.
A nepenthes trap-a leaf part, not a flower-welcomes little bugses in with gently smiling jaws.
Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower 's gentle 'Blue Clouds'.
Ysidro Hidalgo-Tejada had a gentle touch that he applied to making dinner for his huge extended family, planting flowers, or taking care of his 90-year-old diabetic mother when he visited his native Dominican Republic.